“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matt 10)
Consider this call given to those who shared the dust of Christ’s trail. Their little pep talk here entailed the expectation of sentencing, flogging, dragging, death, hatred, persecution, flight! Why send them so? What comfort was in that? (1) To bear witness. (2) So walked their teacher. (3) They were worth more than many sparrows, which he faithfully cares for—so no worries! A “problem-free philosophy for the rest o’ your days” would we only trust what Christ has said. Think not lightly on your salvation. Think no less on Him who sends out sheep among wolves.